Technology and the Arts returns Monday, Sept. 14, at 10 pm ET

John LeMasney and I have scheduled a live Google Hangout discussion for Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at 10 p.m. ET (give or take a few minutes, depending on technical issues). Check back Monday night at 10 p.m. ET here, on Facebook or on Twitter for a link to watch us live.

As previously mentioned here, the format will be a bit different as the episodes will allow viewers/listeners to see us at work as John and I collaborate on the creation of a songs over the coming weeks. The shows will serve as a behind-the-scenes look at our respective creative processes.

– Brian

A return is imminent

Technology and the ArtsHi there. Just a quick note to say that John LeMasney and I have discussed bringing Technology and the Arts back with an entirely new format. This time, we’re going to give viewers/listeners an inside look at the creative process (well, at least ours) and invite them to follow along in a series of videos/podcasts as we discuss, plan and execute the creation of an artistic project. I’m pretty sure we’re going to start off by collaborating on the creation of a song. We’re looking to get started with this new series the week of September 14, 2015.

Stay tuned,
Brian Kelley

Episode 3.03 redo

Well, last night’s live webcast didn’t turn out too well and we apologize for that. I went to see John’s presentation last night so we tried to do the show in the same location for the first time since bringing Technology and the Arts back via the Google+ Hangouts on Air platform in 2012.

Watching the video of last night’s webcast, it is clear that turned out to be the wrong call. So this is what we’re going to do…we’ll spend about 15 minutes recapping what we talked about last night — technology as a creative influence — on next Monday’s (9/29) show before going into our planned discussion on the influences and roles science and technology have in the development of artistic works. Basically, it will be two shows in one.

Also, there will be no audio-only podcast this Friday.

Again, apologies for the subpar quality of last night’s show. We’ll see you Monday night…with a normally produced show.

– Brian

PROGRAMMING ALERT: Time change for tonight’s live webcast

Hi there. We are going to try to start tonight’s webcast, originally scheduled for 10 p.m. ET, roughly 60-75 minutes earlier. You’ll understand why when you tune in.

If you want to watch Technology and the Arts live tonight, come back to this site or are YouTube channel at around 8:40 p.m. ET, or check our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates.

– Brian

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 71 (09.12.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 71 (09.12.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Episode 71 (09.12.2014) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted September 8, 2014. This season premiere focuses on cord-cutting—the pros and cons, as well as the tips, tricks and tools of eliminating your cable television provider…and more! File size: 24.9 MB. Time: 50 min., 33 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

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“Technology and the Arts” webcast returns with themed shows in 2014

Technology and the ArtsA new, 10-episode season of the “Technology and the Arts” webcast will make its debut at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, and run weekly through Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, on its Web site ( and on its YouTube channel (

Hosted by John LeMasney and Brian Kelley, “Technology and the Arts” explores the connections between technology and art. In 2014, each episode of Technology and the Arts will focus on a specific topic of discussion, such as cord-cutting, art as community service and the “greening” of art through technology. Please see the full schedule at the end of this press release for more information.

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New Jersey Stage makes its debut

New Jersey Stage logoNew Jersey recently saw the debut of a new, online magazine covering the arts throughout the state.

New Jersey Stage contains features on and interviews with artists from the Garden State as well as with national artists performing in the area.

“Two things make the magazine unique,” said Gary Wien, who publishes the magazine through Wine Time Media, in a press release announcing the launch. “One is the way articles come alive with the help of audio and video clips. The other is the way the magazine can be read on any computer, tablet, or even a smart phone. In fact, it’s actually designed to look great for mobile users.”

The debut issue, available now for free at, includes interviews with:

  • New Jersey musician Jack Skuller who recently was awarded the Holly Prize by the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • Comedian Dom Irrera, who is performing at the Tropicana in Atlantic City
  • Filmmaker Daniel Goodman, who is currently shooting the film “I’m From New Jersey”
  • Playwright Robert Caisley whose latest work, “Lucky Me,” is being presented at NJ Rep
  • Comedian Colin Quinn who is performing at the Newton Theatre
  • Music industry professional Andrew Curry, who is producing “Here Comes The Reign Again,” a new compilation of classic ‘80s British artists covered by musicians of today

In addition, the issue contains artwork by Rob Tanico, poetry by J. Sales, reviews of the films “Boyhood” and “Grand Central,” an exclusive music video by Bruce Tunkel, a music industry column by Rosemary Conte, and an original comic strip by Gene Pompilio.

“I believe digital magazines are the best way to promote arts-related events,” said Wien, who previously published the popular Upstage Magazine. “Film reviews with actual movie trailers, record reviews with MP3s or music videos, and theatrical productions with scenes from rehearsals or opening night—all enhance the reader’s experience.“

In addition to the monthly publication, the main New Jersey Stage Web site includes news and features on a daily basis at